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San Francisco sues feds over forced nursing home closure

Aug. 04, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials said Thursday they have filed a lawsuit against the federal government over its decision to cut funding to a nursing home run by the city and the tight deadline it set to move all patients out of the facility that state and federal officials deemed was...

Nursing home to stop discharging patients after deaths

Jul. 29, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A nursing home run by the city of San Francisco will stop discharging patients as part of a federally-mandated closure plan after at least four patients died within days or weeks of being moved from Laguna Honda Hospital, officials said. In April, the federal...

Judge: NC voters with disabilities can choose who help them

Jul. 12, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked North Carolina laws that greatly restrict who can help people with disabilities request absentee ballots, fill them out and return them. A disabled person needing help to vote by mail can now seek assistance from anyone they choose,...

2 dead, 1 wounded in family feud over Florida vacation home

Jul. 12, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A family fight over the home of a woman who moved into an assisted living facility left two people dead, and another wounded, police said. A preliminary investigation found that as several members of the family prepared to arrive in Florida for a vacation, a...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 30, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 28, 2022. Editorial: Nursing home crisis demands state action Three-quarters of homes in Pennsylvania at-risk of closing Owing to staff shortages, 75% of nursing homes in Pennsylvania are at-risk of closing — and half are...

Care network to make changes after trans discrimination case

Jun. 13, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A network of adult care facilities in Maine will adopt a nondiscrimination policy about the care of transgender people as part of a settlement with a woman who filed a human rights complaint against the company. Advocates described the agreement as a landmark...

Pandemic, staffing challenges cited in nursing home closure

May. 26, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

MOTT, N.D. (AP) — After more than 50 years of providing care to the elderly and others, operators of a nursing home in southwestern North Dakota will soon close their doors for good. The Good Samaritan Society home in Mott plans to close in July, leaving families of its residents...

Nursing home owner loses US funding after Ida evacuations

May. 24, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A nursing home owner in Louisiana who lost the state licenses for his seven facilities after moving hundreds of residents to a poorly equipped warehouse as Hurricane Ida approached has now been barred from federal health care programs. State officials found...

State's mental health facilities for children are strained

May. 21, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — On the website for Tamarack Center, big bold letters read “DOES IT WORK?” “We answer that question with an enthusiastic ‘Yes’,” the center says of its offerings: a children’s residential program in Spokane, where kids with serious mental health...